CATASTROPHIC INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATHWhen the future of their company is on the line

Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death

When the future of their company is on the line, leaders rely on Fee, Smith & Sharp, a Texas trial firm specializing in Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death matters.

Fee Smith represents clients facing bet-the-company, high-value-high-risk, high-stakes cases. Insured, and self-insured local, regional, national, and international companies turn to us to oversee in-depth investigations, manage crises, limit exposure, and resolve matters through negotiation and trial. Fee Smith regularly works with excess casualty insurers in a monitoring and consulting capacity on a state-wide base in both Texas and Oklahoma.

Early Intervention & Negotiation


Whether your case settles, enters arbitration or mediation, or goes to trial, Fee Smith attorneys know that early assessment is key to a successful resolution. Drawing on many years of experience handling Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death claims, our attorneys know when and how to negotiate on your behalf. Don’t be fooled by attorneys who tell you that more than 90 percent of all cases settle. Successful early intervention and negotiation require Texas trial experience and credibility matched with efficient and effective roadmaps that chart a path forward before a complaint or lawsuit is ever filed.

Crisis Management & Limitation of Exposure


Whether you are a business owner or a high-profile or high-net-worth individual, your reputation is one of your most important assets. From highway and construction site accidents to oil rig explosions and pipeline ruptures to structural collapses, fires, and explosions, Fee Smith navigates clients through the many difficult consequences of catastrophic events. Our attorneys provide counsel that limits your exposure and minimizes repercussions to your reputation in your community, business, and industry.

Trial Experience


Our team of seasoned trial attorneys has extensive experience in federal and state courtrooms in Texas, Oklahoma, and throughout the United States. Fee Smith’s personal injury trial attorneys have experience defending and prosecuting wrongful death cases and life-altering injury cases including traumatic brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputations, and burn victims. Our clients are unlikely to find attorneys who have tried as many complex Texas Catastrophic Injury cases as the attorneys of Fee, Smith & Sharp. Just ask us; we can confidently say we’ve successfully tried hundreds.

Commitment to Client Service


Fee Smith understands that keeping the lines of communication open with clients is crucial. Our attorneys know that professionalism and diligence are critical components of excellent client service. Fee Smith has extensive experience in the early evaluation of matters and client communication in all forms of reporting, our attorneys provide reports and updates throughout the life of each case from start to finish. When changes in the case and settlement dynamics occur, our attorneys inform clients as soon as possible. Whether you are a multi-national corporation, a small business enterprise, or an injured party, Fee Smith is a true business partner in resolving your matter.

24-Hour Major Incident Response Team

Fee Smith’s Major Incident Response Team assists clients during catastrophic events when they need it most, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of attorneys and outside experts are available at a moment’s notice to gather critical documentation, evidence, and other data in anticipation of future litigation.

Regardless of responsibility, our Major Incident Response Team provides litigation and defense strategies guided by decades of Texas trial experience and a deep understanding of Texas’ legal landscape. Your playbook is only as good as your team. Rely on Fee Smith’s veteran Major Incident Response Team to make the calls and audibles that matter when your business and reputation are on the line.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should my company take to prepare for potential litigation in Texas?

If your company is facing the possibility of litigation in Texas, it’s essential to take certain steps to prepare. First, gather and organize all relevant documents, contracts, and communications related to the dispute. Consult with your in-house legal team or engage outside counsel to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. It’s crucial to preserve any electronic or physical evidence that may be relevant to the litigation. Finally, communicate openly and regularly with your trial lawyer to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the situation and develop an effective legal strategy.

Can my company be sued in multiple jurisdictions in Texas?

Yes, it’s possible for a company to be sued in multiple jurisdictions within Texas. This can occur if the company has operations, employees, or significant contacts in different counties or cities across the state. In such cases, it’s crucial to work with an experienced trial lawyer who understands the complexities of multi-jurisdictional litigation. They can help you navigate the various procedural rules and strategize the most effective approach to handle the litigation in each jurisdiction.

How long does the litigation process typically take for a company in Texas?

The duration of litigation can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Complex commercial disputes involving companies often take longer than simple personal injury cases. The litigation process in Texas generally involves several stages, including pleadings, discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, and potentially an appeal. It’s challenging to provide an exact timeline, as each case is unique. However, your trial lawyer can provide a rough estimate based on their experience and knowledge of the specific court where the case is being litigated.

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